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Every woman deserves the best sexual wellness and to live a life of great sexual health. Being that the clitoris is a woman’s primary erogenous zone, Dr. Brady finds it very important to provide her patients with the option of clitoral hood reduction. 

One of the functions of the clitoral hood is to protect the clitoris by covering it, at least mostly.  However, some women are born with an overly large clitoral hood or have excess folds of tissue develop due to pregnancy.  While every clitoral hood is unique, just like every woman is unique, some women may benefit from a clitoral hood reduction, also known as a clitoral unhooding, a clitoral hoodectomy, or a clitoridotomy.

Dr. Brady is an expert in clitoral hood reduction, often done in combination with labiaplasty, and is the only cosmetic gynecology specialist in Dallas. A certified fellow of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, she has performed the procedure for thousands of women who wanted greater comfort and more confidence in their appearance.


What is a Clitoral Hood Reduction?

A clitoral hood reduction is a beneficial outpatient surgical procedure performed while the patient is under local or general anesthesia. In this procedure, the excess folds of tissue covering the clitoris are reduced. This increases access to the clitoris, as well as creates a trimmer appearance.  The clitoris, itself, is not altered and its nerve endings are not disturbed.

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What are the Benefits of Clitoral Hood Reduction?

The clitoris is the only human organ in which its single purpose is sexual pleasure, and it is much larger than most people realize. The clitoris has 15,000 nerve endings across the pelvic area, 8,000 of which are in the part of the clitoris that is exposed, the tip of the clitoris, called the clitoral glans.  The clitoral hood covers and protects the sensitive glans from friction, which can cause soreness, redness, and inflammation.  When a woman is engaging in sexual activity and the clitoris becomes stimulated, the clitoral hood should naturally move aside, allowing for a woman to reach orgasm.  However, a large clitoral hood may not move aside easily, making it difficult for a woman to feel the sensations during stimulation.  This may prevent a woman from reaching climax without difficulty or without extra added pressure on the clitoris and clitoral head, inhibiting a woman from leading a healthy sex life.  A clitoral hood reduction can relieve a woman of these challenges by increasing exposure to the clitoris, enabling her to more easily reach orgasm, enhancing her sexual health and wellness.

While no clitoral hood size, large or small, is abnormal, due to their large clitoral hood some women experience discomfort while wearing tight-fitting clothing.  A clitoral hood reduction may relieve a woman of this discomfort.  Women also choose clitoral hood reduction for cosmetic reasons.  A clitoral hood reduction for both these reasons – comfort and cosmetic – are often done in conjunction with labiaplasty.


Am I a Candidate for Clitoral Hood Reduction?

Are you challenged with difficulty in reaching orgasm as a result of limited access to your clitoris?  Is your clitoral hood bulging out in tight clothing and are you experiencing irritation?  Do you have a lack of sexual confidence because of the visual appearance of your clitoral hood?  If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you may be a candidate for a clitoral hood reduction.  If you have any of these issues and want to achieve a more fulfilling sex life, then we suggest a consultation with Dr. Brady at Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas to learn how we can help.

What is the Difference Between Clitoral Hood Reduction and Labiaplasty?

A clitoral hood reduction is solely a reduction of the tissue covering the clitoris.  While the clitoral hood is part of the labia majora, labiaplasty addresses the labia lips, not the clitoral hood. The incision location of a labiaplasty of the labia majora does not result in reducing the size of the clitoral hood. This is why the two procedures are often conducted in combination with one another, creating a desired appearance, increased confidence, and relief of a woman’s discomfort.  

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Are There Any Risks Associated with Clitoral Hood Reduction?

While clitoral hood reduction is a short, outpatient surgical procedure, there remains the risk of infection, bleeding, hematoma, nerve damage, under-resection or over-resection.  This is why it is so important to choose a highly experienced and highly qualified gynecology cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Brady.

What is the Recovery Time of Clitoral Hood Reduction?

Post-procedure, patients may experience numbness, discomfort, and swelling.  Most patients are able to return to desk activity after 1-2 days of rest. Within 3-4 days the patient should be able to return to light activities.  Normal activities and light exercise can usually be returned to within two weeks, with full recovery and return to sexual activity after 6 weeks.  Combining this procedure with labiaplasty may alter recovery time.  This is something that Dr. Brady can discuss with you at your consultation at Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas.


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Every woman deserves the best sexual wellness and to live a life of great sexual health and a Clitoral Hood Reduction may help some women experience increased pleasure during intercourse. 

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